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Nat ‘King’ Cole: Success in the face of adversity

February 18, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the third story in a four-part series on African-American musicians who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. By Michael Francis Special to the Daily Record February is one of my favorite months because it is Black History Month. In our often disparaging, hate-filled world that still insists on clinging...

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Artesia family featured in new ag exhibit

February 18, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Above: The Mayberry family. Front row, Hannah Mayberry, Craig’s wife, with daughter Jacqueline. Back row, Craig Mayberry holding his daughter Elena; Sandra Mayberry; Bob Mayberry holding grandson Corbin, Jaqueline’s son; and son Jeff Mayberry. Below:...

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Baby Boomer Expo to aid disabled vets

February 18, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Roswell Daily Record More than business is booming at the eighth annual Baby Boomer Business Expo & More event that takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. There will be businesses and...

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Let the love bug take its bite

February 11, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Three of the main characters of “OVO ” (Photos courtesy of Cirque du Soleil). Cirque du Soleil to feature love story based on colorful, acrobatic insect characters Submitted RIO RANCHO — With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, last-minute shoppers...

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Louis Armstrong: Civil rights activist in entertainer’s clothing

February 11, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a four-part series on African-American musicians who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.  By Jim Shearer Special to the Daily Record A consideration of Louis Armstrong’s pioneering role...

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Historically Speaking — George W. Malone: New Mexico’s first black attorney

February 11, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

The Blackdom school and church where George W. Malone taught (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). Submitted by Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting and recognizing...

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Black scholar studied, and faced, racism in 1940s

February 11, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

By David Varel  Special to the Daily Record When black historian Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week in 1926 (expanded to Black History Month in 1976), the prevailing sentiment was that black people had no history. They were little more than the...

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Mavis Staples: A long, hard journey from ‘knock-kneed girl’ to Kennedy Center Honoree

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a four-part series on African-American musicians who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. “I was a skinny little knock-kneed girl with a big voice that comes from my mother’s side,”...

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Historically Speaking — ‘The best darn vacation I ever had’ (Part 2)

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

A group of locals all gussied up for the holiday in Elkins on July 4, 1915. Elkins is now a ghost town along U.S. 70 about halfway between Roswell and Elida (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). Editor’s note: Following is a...

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New PBS documentary to feature prolific life of Dr. Maya Angelou

February 5, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

AP PRNewswire — Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical...